|Q: Re-arranging my masks around on the walls, I realized I had no information on this mask. It was given to me by my husband as a gift many, many moons ago. He bought it from a dealer in Essex, Ct who sold masks. Only thing I can say…it’s light weight wood and appears to be in good condition. Would appreciate information. Mickey, 1366
A: Masks styled after the famous Pwo mask of the Chokwe tribe in Angola, West Africa, are very popular with collectors. Many are available on the internet for an affordable price. I would give yours a value of B-.
The second photo is of a beautiful Pwo from a museum. You might not have to be wealthy to afford one like this! I’ve seen reproductions that look as good.